President Obama’s Twitter and Fb accounts focused in Syrian Digital Military hack

President Obama's Twitter and Facebook accounts targeted in Syrian Electronic Army hack

After tackling The New York Occasions, Twitter pictures and a number of other different excessive-profile social media accounts, the Syrian Digital Military has now struck the web presence of President Obama. A string of tweets have been despatched from the @BarrackObama account and messages posted to the President’s Fb fan web page earlier at the moment with hyperlinks to SEA YouTube content material. The supply of the breach has been traced to a 3rd-social gathering URL shortener and never a takeover of the accounts themselves, letting the hackers redirect any hyperlinks despatched out by members of Organizing for Motion to SEA hyperlinks. It additionally seems that the group was capable of achieve entry to a marketing campaign-associated Gmail account because it posted a screenshot of the inbox. Management of the URL software seems to be again within the palms of Obama’s group as Fb hyperlinks are not redirecting, however Obama’s official Twitter deal with has been suspended in the intervening time.

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